Police officer rescues 9 people from house fire in Dover

A police officer rescued nine people from a fire in Morris County Friday night.



The officer told News 12 New Jersey that he helped at least nine people escape from the house.



The fire sparked inside the South Morris Street home around 8 p.m.



The fire was so large that fire departments from several nearby towns were forced to come to assist.



There were reports that portions of the home collapsed due to the intensity of the flames. Firefighters were forced to evacuate the home at one point while fighting the fire.



There have been no reports of any injuries in the blaze.



The American Red Cross responded to help the residents who were displaced.



It was believed that the fire started in the upper levels of the home, but the cause was not immediately known.


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